We start to use Inventor 2010 a week ago. We have problems to dimension thread on 2D drawings idw. Take a look at the attached files. We could dimension thread with inventor 2008 like below picture.
But when we change to Inventor 2010, we can not do that. Even sometimes we can, but after you update the drawing, it gives you wrong values. We tried to dimension it with Hole/Thread notes, but it does not work with two leaders.
Due to the special structure of my model, I would use "rotation section line" to cut the top view (thus one front view is sufficient to show all the structures correctly). Please take a look at the attached ipt and idw.
Is there any way to dimension thread like before with Inventor 2008?
Thanks a lot!
From my understanding, there must be some changes concerning this from Inventor 2008 to Inventor 2010. As with Inventor 2008, we never found such problem no matter how you create your section lines.
With Inventor 2010, you can dimension it by hole / thread notes if you cut the part with linear section line. But if you cut the part by "rotation section line", hole/thread notes can not create dimension with two leaders.
The aligned shape on the front view is correct, but it seems the dimension line can not snap the correct point, it snaps the projected intersection point.
I wish somebody from Autodesk can give us a clue how to solve it.
In AIS2011SP1 I have problem with thread designation on simple section view for parts with hole.
Test files set include pdf attached (in 2011 format).
AIS2011SSP1 WinXP32SP3 All updates
(I use migrated (2008) templates)
Concerning your question about thread designation on simple section views, in which way do you dimension the thread, by "linear dimenion" or "Hole/thread notes"? Have you tried to delete the previous dimension and make a new dimension (in your post, you said you used migrated templates)? I tried both ways with my Inventor 2010, both work.
I use only "Hole/thread notes" for prevent hand-made mistake.
The problem was reproduced (I start new part/drawing with migrated corporate template) on second PC, Win7 64 & AIP2011SP1 & all HF.
I tried creating your parts on my computer, I can't find that problem. I am not sure if the problem is caused by your OS.
My OS is Windows XP and I am using Inventor 2010 SP3.
This morning I read some documents in this discussion group, there is a post discussing about Win 7 with Inventor 2011. But I just can't locate it now.
Hope it can help you.
I have the same problem, has there been any progress since? I want to place a thread designation in a dimensionline with 2 leaders like JiaWendy wanted but i can't get it to work, now i am placing the metric designation manually which leads to a lot of problems when modifying the .ipt. (Using the hole and thread note (with 1 arrow line) does not get accepted over here.)
Also i do not understand what you mean with cut part by "rotation section line" or "linear section line", are we talking about the way of creating the section view? I have a third question, when i place a dimension on a pipethread with hole and thread dimension it does not show the G1/4 designation but G13.15mm.